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Past articles by Ramsey:

In Final Hours of Presidency, Republicans Split on Disavowing or Defending Trump

Amid an intraparty civil war, the GOP was battling itself over whether to go to bat one final time for the president or use the opportunity as a get-out-of-jail-free card. → Read More

Satirical Job Post Seeks Lauren Boebert Spokesperson Who Will 'Undermine Democracy'

"Congresswoman Lauren Boebert's office is looking for a communications director to join her highly active communications team to amplify her work to—among other things—undermine democracy, support violent mobs, and promote QAnon conspiracy theories," the listing reads. → Read More

Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley Face Few Repercussions from Corporate Donors Jumping Ship

Campaign finance records show that while many corporations are re-evaluating whom to support in Congress after the Capitol riot, the GOP duo is largely insulated from any monetary fallout thanks to a large proportion of individual donors. → Read More

5 GOP Senators Will Consider Convicting Trump, Here's Where Some Others Stand

Whether the outgoing president will be convicted for "incitement of insurrection" is truly an unknown, as Trump's former firewall of GOP support on Capitol Hill has diminished significantly since the January 6 riot. → Read More

GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski Says House Responded 'Appropriately' With Impeachment

However, she stopped short of revealing whether she will vote to convict the president for "incitement of insurrection." → Read More

Merrick Garland Should Be Pushed to Probe 'Election Crimes' by Trump, Lindsey Graham: Watchdog

The outgoing commander-in-chief and one of his closest allies, Senator Lindsey Graham, have allegedly pressured Georgia election officials to take actions that would amount to fraud. → Read More

How Trump's Allies Defended Him Against A 2nd Impeachment as They Warned of Further Violence

The varying rationales from many of the president's allies illustrated the lack of coordinated strategy to rebut the assertion that he fueled the insurrection against the Capitol. → Read More

Kevin McCarthy Tells GOP to Stop Claiming Antifa Caused Riot, Says Trump 'Bears Responsibility'

"Some say the riots were caused by antifa. There is absolutely no evidence of that, and conservatives should be the first to say so," the Republican leader said. → Read More

Top House Republicans Aren't Pushing Other Members to Oppose Impeachment Amid Party Divide

The revelation is a remarkable one and signifies a stark departure from supporting an outgoing president who is expected to be impeached a second time for the "incitement of insurrection." → Read More

Two Capitol Police Officers Suspended, Another Official Arrested for Roles in Trump Riot

A third individual was arrested, according to Rep. Tim Ryan, but he was unsure whether that person was a Capitol Police officer or a member of the D.C. National Guard. → Read More

To Convict Trump for Inciting an Insurrection, 17 GOP Senators Will Have to Join Democrats

So far, it appears that just a handful of Republican senators—at best—would likely back the endeavor if a vote were held today. → Read More

Calls Grow for Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz to Resign After Trump Riot: 'There Must be Consequences'

By leading the charge for overturning the election, Democrats have said, the two Senate Republicans acted as provocateurs for the deadly insurrection that unfolded at the Capitol. → Read More

Dem. Lawmaker Says Brian Sicknick, Capitol Police Officer Killed in Riot, Should Lie in State

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after being injured during the pro-Trump insurrection, would become the first officer to receive such honor and lie within the Capitol Rotunda—the sprawling room that was overtaken by rioters. → Read More

'Ill-Prepared' Capitol Police Prompts Swift Change as Lawmakers Investigate Trump Riot Blunder

Officials have just 13 days to fortify the Capitol grounds before Joe Biden will be sworn in as president on the very stage that pro-Trump rioters stormed with ease. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi Joins Democrats Calling for Trump's Immediate Removal From Office

Dozens of Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have called for the swift removal of Trump from office, whether by the 25th Amendment or impeachment. Only one GOP lawmaker has so far said the same. → Read More

Rep. Adam Kinzinger Becomes First Republican to Call for Trump's Removal From Office by 25th Amendment

The Illinois lawmaker described the seize of the Capitol complex by a pro-Trump mob "a wakeup call." → Read More

Some Republicans Reverse Plan to Contest Election Results After Pro-Trump Mob Seized Capitol

At least five Republicans said they would no longer reject the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden's win, an effort that was politically motivated by baseless accusations by President Trump and his allies of voter fraud. → Read More

Mitt Romney Rips Pro-Trump 'Insurrection,' Condemns Colleagues' Attempts to Overturn Election

The fiery rebuke was meant to be a floor speech given as Congress congregated earlier in the day for a joint session to certify Biden's victory. However, a pro-Trump mob who took over the Capitol forced him to instead release a statement. → Read More

How A Democratic Sweep in Georgia's Senate Races is A Small Victory for Trump

While the longshot Democratic feat was bitter news for the GOP, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock ousting GOP Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler did offer a silver lining for at least one Republican: President Donald Trump. → Read More

Guns Drawn by Police in House Chamber as Trump Protesters Take Over Capitol

There was an armed standoff that occurred as U.S. Capitol Police barricaded the front doors of the House chamber to protect those inside while Trump supporters attempted to bust down the doors. → Read More